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The Green Roof Centre was established by the University of Sheffield and Groundwork Sheffield working in partnership with the four South Yorkshire Local Authorities. See the case study from The Green Roof Centre here. For more information, please contact The Green Roof Centre c/o Groundwork Sheffield, The Innovation Centre, 217 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP; Fax: 0114 263 6429; Website:

Completed in May, 2006, the entire project incorporated a 3337 sq.ft. refurbishment of the villa and the 4682 sq.ft. extension. A key feature of the construction works was extensive refurbishment of the pavilion, restoring it to its former glory, within a new landscaping dimension to complement the building?s original elegance. The design is recessed into the ground and sits comfortably along side the delicate neatness of the Georgian Architecture. The flat roof is lawned to soften the presence of this very contemporary structure. Function drives the aesthetics, but there are some very interesting and bespoke design features within the scheme.

Green Roof Elements: Intensive roof garden/lawn built on a concrete roof. Substrate depth approx. 450mm.Cost: ?46,000 including waterproofing, installation. Reservoir board, 450mm substrate, pebble boarders and turfing.


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